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William Shakespeare’s “1 Henry IV”: A Retelling in Prose — Act 1, Scene 2

— 1.2 — Prince Hal, who was a young man, and Sir John Falstaff, who was an old, obese knight who lived by committing crimes and entertaining people with his wit, were talking together in a place in London where … Continue reading

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William Shakespeare’s “1 Henry IV”: A Retelling in Prose — Cast and Act 1, Scene 1

CAST OF CHARACTERS THE GOOD GUYS King Henry the Fourth. Henry, Prince of Wales, son to the King. Aka Prince Hal. Prince John of Lancaster, son to the King. Earl of Westmoreland. Sir Walter Blunt. THE REBELS Thomas Percy, Earl … Continue reading

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William Shakespeare’s “Macbeth”: A Retelling in Prose — Act 5, Scene 8 (Conclusion)

— 5.8 — Macbeth, knowing that he had lost the battle, thought, Why should I play the Roman fool, and commit suicide by throwing myself on my own sword? Let Brutus or Cassius commit suicide when they see that their … Continue reading

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William Shakespeare’s “Macbeth”: A Retelling in Prose — Act 5, Scenes 4, 5, 6, and 7

— 5.4 — Malcolm, Old Siward and Young Siward, Macduff, Menteith, Caithness, Angus, Lennox, and Ross rode horses near Birnam Forest. Many soldiers marched near them. “Kinsmen,” Malcolm said, “I hope the time is near at hand when Scots can … Continue reading

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William Shakespeare’s “Macbeth”: A Retelling in Prose — Act 5, Scenes 2 and 3

— 5.2 — The Scottish nobles Menteith, Caithness, Angus, and Lennox, as well as many Scottish soldiers, were in a field. These nobles — rebels against Macbeth — were planning to meet and join the soldiers led by Malcolm. Menteith … Continue reading

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William Shakespeare’s “Macbeth”: A Retelling in Prose — Act 5, Scene 1

CHAPTER 5: The Fall of Macbeth — 5.1 — In an anteroom in Macbeth’s castle at Dunsinane, a doctor and a gentlewoman — a woman of high social standing — talked together. The doctor said, “I have for two nights … Continue reading

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William Shakespeare’s “Macbeth”: A Retelling in Prose — Act 4, Scene 3

— 4.3 — Malcolm and Macduff were meeting outside the palace of the King of England. Malcolm’s bodyguards were near. Malcolm said, “Let us find some shade and mourn for Scotland there.” Macduff replied, “Let us instead wield deadly swords … Continue reading

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